Bayern Munich center-back Niklas Sule has revealed that he was close to joining a Premier League club back in 2017. The German defender switched to Bayern Munich from Hoffenheim for a fee of €20m and has established himself as a regular starter for the Bavarians since then.
However, Chelsea and Manchester United also showed a keen interest in signing him back then. But, the lure of the German giants proved to be too strong for him to turn down.
“It was a thought to go to the Premier League [in 2017],” the 24-year-old exclusively told Goal and DAZN.
“This is one of the leagues in which I really want to play. At the time, however, I saw the change to Munich as the best step. And, as you can see, I am very happy at Bayern.”
“Not only because I got my way, but also because the fans and all the staff are great.”
“It will be an extremely difficult game against a physically strong opponent,” he continued.
“We have to go through our game, with a lot of possession, and then we can win against every opponent.”
“I want to become the best centre-back in the world,” he said, “win the Champions League and win one or more important titles with the national team.”
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